Just like a car; Make, Model & Serial Number is the place to start. "A shotgun" is like saying "a car". It could be a Vega or it could be a Lamborgini. Who would know? Serial numbers on long-arms have only been required since 1969 in the US. Before that, some manufacturers used serial numbers on all their firearms and the records have been preserved. Others didn't serialize any, and some serialized certain models. Remington uses a date code separate from the serial number and Marlin date codes are part of the serial. Nearly all Winchester, Colt, Browning and Ithaca Firearms can be dated by the serial number. But many of the lesser names either have no serial numbers or there are no records available so you may have to be satisfied to know the time period during which a particular model was made. There are a few people who have all the old catalogs and determined what year certain features were introduced by the manufacturer they are studing.
You will have to tell who made it.
It will be marked on the receiver. It was made in 1980
The barrel will be marked "Made in Belgium"
If it was made for Browning you can tell by the serial number.
This is a Sweet Sixteen Auto-5 made in 1956
You can't tell who made it by the sn. It should have a name on the barrel
Impossible to tell without knowing who made it.
I believe that your Sears shotgun is a Winchester model 37A shotgun that was made for Sears Roebuck And Co,.
12 ga. long tom #20460 shotgun. What year was it made?
You will have to tell us who made it in order to get an accurate answer. westernfeild
It will tell you on the receiver/barrel
Tje serial number is 18959. Can you tell me what year this was made and how much it is worth?
1622 because thomas shotgun was out and wanted to build something so he made a shotgun
The Ithaca model 66 single shot shotgun that was made from 1963-1978 was offered in 12ga,20ga and 410 gauge only.
Franchi made the Wildflower shotgun
Browning.com has a sn function under customer service
Your shotgun was made by Noble.It was the Noble model 50 shotgun.
Brenton Tozer made the Shotgun
I can tell you it was made in 1928, that's about it. If the barrel is original you can get the month/year from the date code stamp. See related links. Also the Remington model 10 was made by Remington from 1911-1929
Very little. I have one and the only thing I have found was that it was made in St. Louis, and it is a very well made shotgun. A Dr. I know that collects old high end doubles said that if he were to guess a auction value, he would say $3000.00
If you are talking about a auto-5 shotgun? Then your auto-5 magnum shotgun was made in 1959.
BROWING AUTO-5 16GAUGE SERIAL NUMBER X17414 MADE IN 1948 (X NUMBERS AFTER WORLD WAR II)
By looking in the chamber.
No one Mossberg shotgun. Tell us what you have, we may be able to answer.
you have to research the hallmarks on the shotgun thy are key thy will tell year month and day it was made value depends on condition and materials it is made of some have ornate silver work this is all i can tell you the hallmarks can be research on line